Diver's Comments

"The dive team were incomparable to any that we have ever had before, personalized service and willing to show you has much or as little as you want.... I can't say enough how great they were. We loved it! This resort is like being on the edge of the earth with all the needed creature comforts of home and having a week of unbelievable diving to throw in as a bonus. From the moment we were greeted at the marina to the point where we said goodbye it was truly a personal and memorable trip. The staff was professional yet fun in the same manner, the accommodations were wonderful with our cabana being 20 ft from the ocean and we loved the infinity edge pool."
    Lisa Sylvester- July 11

"Alex is the finest diver I've ever met. He has an outstanding knowledge of the reef, and is a great biologist. As new divers, Alex was a very calming, supportive and trustworthy guide. He knows the reefs, their inhabitants, and relays all his insight with sharp wit and humor."
     Leif Baker- Dec 10

"The guys we met immediately upon arrival at dock were enthusiastic and helpful (Alex and John). Hour + boatride to lodge was better than we expected and the MISS ELLIE is a superior dive boat! The guys are awesome! They are both very knowledgeable and watch out for safety. On our last night, it brought tears of joy to our eyes to see our suits and gear had been well rinsed and hanging at the Palapa almost fully dry and ready to pack! The 'valet' diving almost spoils divers TOO much... we'll forget how to assemble and carry our own gear!
 
Great meals make great trips and experiences....it's as simple as that! And Turneffe delivers on this well beyond my expectations! The made from scratch principle is well worth the price and the boat ride to get to the island, and not having to worry about any of my meals containing gluten was the bestest of the best! The meals were nicely varied and well portioned and combined; we were pleasingly satisfied and not overstuffed every night. I would come back for the food and the service alone. AND I'd have to buy a WHOLE Coconut pie to bring home! The guys are awesome! They are both very knowledgeable and watch out for safety. On our last night, it brought tears of joy to our eyes to see our suits and gear had been well rinsed and hanging at the Palapa almost fully dry and ready to pack! The 'valet' diving almost spoils divers TOO much... we'll forget how to assemble and carry our own gear!
 
KEEP DOING what you're doing! Keep working to protect the reef and the Flats. Keep hiring great people (and local where possible). It was the best trip we've had in a couple years and a much needed get away. We felt like family after staying only 4 days and did NOT want to leave ...even with the rain that came almost every day, the breezes and water were perfect. The 'UN'crowded-ness was great. Craig and Karen love what they do and they love Turneffe and it shows... and that passion gets passed on to the staff, and to the visitors."
     Laura Phillips, November 2010

"This is my 5th trip to a Caribbean destination. This is the first one that was efficient, well organized, and made me feel valued as a customer. I would recommend this resort again and again for a dive vacation. The intimacy of the resort provides a personal experience that is completed by the fabulous diving. The family style dining is a perfect way to meet new friends and takes away the typical "tourist factory" of large resorts."
        Sherry Rivard, November '10


"I came to TF as new diver with 2 dives under my belt. I was not very safe or comfortable. Alex went way out of his way to make sure I was capable and could see things I otherwise would have been too preoccupied to enjoy. John also helped me tremendously. I now know my skills and can enjoy diving. This has to be the best vacation ever, as all my needs were met. The resort, the people, the accommodations, the food, the diving and sights, just everything."
      Patti Weir, August '10

"I am rather picky about vacations and I really can't think of a single thing that I could complain about except that the trip had to end. I can't wait to bring my 13 year old daughter to your resort sometime soon. She would love the entire experience. Plus she would help me a lot in the next staff soccer match."
     John and Laura Barberis, August '10

"Had the best time ever, thanks for making our first major dive vacation so memorable!"
      Edward Ma

"We were happy that Alex placed emphasis on safe diving and respect for the reef environment. He was a great guide, pointing out lots of different marine wildlife to us. He is also very personable and kept us entertained between dives ;-) Captains Charles and Daniel provided great surface cover, transport and assistance before, during and after the trips. Our equipment was always ready to go in the morning and properly handled."
      Brenda Kostlecky, May '10

"The staff was very proffesional diving, but made us feel like part of the family."
      Chuck Mourery, Divers Descent, April '10

"Wow! Both Alex and Eli were superb. A really well-run place."
      Eric Schroeder, December, '09

"Wow! Both Alex and Eli were superb. A really well-run place.
      Margit Resch Dec '09

"Very good post dive equipment care!" Very good end of week equipment care!"
      Frank Raggio, December, '09

"The dive staff is better than we have seen anywhere before and meals were all excellent. Pampered in Paradise is not just a logo, it's reality."
      Maria Hackney, July '08

"Even in uncooperative weather the diving was incredible and we enjoyed the small group setting and the food was wonderful. We also enjoyed the employees - they were friendly, and fun. I will never forget this trip!"
      Jennifer Kinsinger, July '08

"Variety of dive sights at Turneffe Atoll was outstanding . The personalized service and attention to guests was outstanding as well."
      Jim Smith, June '08

"This experience is beyond words. I truly lived in paradise for one week and when the time came to go I wanted to stay. The accommodations are great, the staff is wonderful and the diving is beautiful."
      Shannon , April '08

"An incredible place. Just gets better and better. The diving is pristine. This dive trip is the best I have ever done. A diver is absolutely spoiled rotten. The dives are fantastic and all about 55 minutes. Alex Anderson, the dive manager, is a fantastic diver and wonderful educator. The night dive is incredible. Just can't say enough."
     Cindy Morton, April '08

"A great dive resort with some of the best diving in the world. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. A wonderful mix of fishermen and divers added to this unique experience."
     Robert Bowles, April '08

"I had a great time - diving, food, accommodations all exceeded my expectations. I'll definitely be back. Thanks for the hospitality."
     Diane Caldwell, February '08

"We had a fantastic time. This was the best diving trip we have taken and Alex is the best divemaster we've had the pleasure of diving with. Dinners were great and the staff was very attentive. The entire trip exceeded our expectations."
     Erik Uner, February '08

"We love Turneffe Flats because it offers world class diving and fishing so it makes for a perfect holiday for a couple consisting of one fisherman and one diver. The owners' hands on care of every aspect of the resort makes Turneffe Flats the perfect vacation spot."
     Chris Schleuss, February '08

"We love Turneffe Flats because it offers world class diving and fishing so it makes for a perfect holiday for a couple consisting of one fisherman and one diver. The owners' hands on care of every aspect of the resort makes Turneffe Flats the perfect vacation spot."
      Maria Hackney, February '08

"We had a wonderful week! This was our second trip to Turneffe Flts and we are booking again for next year! The diving is extraordinaryt! Every dive something new! The staff is the best we've seen!"
      Jerry and Christy Bonnington, February '08

"The variety of dive sites at Turneffe was outstanding. Personalized service and attention to guests outstanding as well."
      Jim Smith